Two officers of Pakistan Air Force martyred in aircraft crash at Peshawar airbase

A Wing Commander and a Flying Officer of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) hugged martyrdom (today) on Tuesday when a trainer aircraft crashed during landing at the Peshawar Air Base, a PAF spokesperson said.

“Rescue operation is in progress,” it adds.
F7-PGs were first inducted in the PAF in 2002 as a replacement for the F-6, which were then decommissioned. The trainer FT-7PGs came later. The PAF had previously operated F-7Ps.
About 11 or 12 F7-PGs/FT-7PGs have been lost during their 15 years in service. The PAF has more than 50 of the Chinese-made aircraft in its fleet.
The losses of F7-PGs/FT-7PGs in air crashes are within normal limits, aviation experts claim.”
The accident took place when the aircraft was returning from a routine training mission. As a result, Wing Commander Umar and Flying Officer Israr were martyred.
“Pakistan Air Force reports with regret that a PAF FT-7PG trainer aircraft, while recovering from a routine operational training mission, crashed during landing at Peshawar Air Base,” the PAF statement reads.
“Rescue operation is in progress,” it adds.
F7-PGs were first inducted in the PAF in 2002 as a replacement for the F-6, which were then decommissioned. The trainer FT-7PGs came later. The PAF had previously operated F-7Ps.
About 11 or 12 F7-PGs/FT-7PGs have been lost during their 15 years in service. The PAF has more than 50 of the Chinese-made aircraft in its fleet.
The losses of F7-PGs/FT-7PGs in air crashes are within normal limits, aviation experts claim.

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